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VisitPenang 2014 March I Newsletter

March 8, 2014 Destination ASEAN No Comments Email Email

Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) 2014 to soon hit 30,000 early-bird participants!

The Penang Bridge International Marathon (PBIM) committee has already received 25,000 participants since opening the 2014 early-bird online registration on 1 March! The early bird period was initially set to open till 31 March or when 30,000 slots are filled up, whichever comes first, but it is being filled up much earlier than expected.

After that, the online registration will still continue but at normal fee. Those who have registered but have yet to pay are urged to complete their payment soon to avoid being deleted from the system.

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Travel the World With Penang World Music Festival 2014!

Penang World Music Festival (PWMF) is back for its third installment this 12 & 13 April 2014 with 12 World-Music bands from across the globe; performing a variety of genres including folk, Balkan, Gypsy, Reggae, Tribal, Ethno Jazz and many more. The two-day festival will be held at the famed 130-year old Penang Botanic Gardens, Penang, Malaysia.

Festival highlights include World Grammy Nominee, N’Faly Kouyate’from West Africa and Belgium, also known as “Jimmy Hendrix of theKora”, For fans of the Spanish Flamenco, look out for guitar virtuosoDavila Trio from France and Spain. Famed vocalist and actress from Poland , Ewa Konstancja will also be performing at the festival with her band Ewa Konstancja Bulhak & Ple Ple Band.

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Earth Hour Fun Ride 2014

Date: 29 March 2014
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Centre Zone, Queensbay Mall

 In conjunction with March being the official “go green” month, Queensbay Mall will be kick starting the Earth Hour Fun Ride 2014 campaign to promote a greener, healthier lifestyle in Penang and raise awareness of the possibilities we all have to make a positive change in the environment.

Together with celebrity host Jojo Struys, Earth Hour Fun Ride 2014 will be an hour that unites us all to reinforce our commitment to protect Mother Earth.

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Time Out Penang Weekly Picks: Mar 6 – 12

While there are plenty to do in Penang, we’ve chosen 50 things you shouldn’t miss when in Penang that includes enjoying Ais Tingkap on a hot day and testing out your bargaining skills at the markets. Each Saturday and Sunday is the weekend market at New World Park that starts at 11.30am and has stalls selling costume jewellery, tasty cakes, food and clothing at reasonable prices.

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